[ubuntu-uk] Upgrading to 12.04 ....

Andres Muniz andresmp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 19:18:29 UTC 2012

> I'm also not keen on the 'do a re-install' mantra.   Its great if you
> have a minimal system, like I had on my netbook, but my desktop has
> loads of extras installed that I would have to remember and re-install. 

i am of the same opinion. 
Wasn't there the apt on CD thing? And also you could sync your softwarecentre installed programs. But I guess that does not cover things compiled by yourself?

> (That is a drawback, I suppose of keeping the initial install down to CD
> size - it doesn't even have LO Base). Then there is always all that
> re-inputting of email and instant messenger account details.

There is a way to save mail settings of thunderbird. But gwibber and messenging account are not there... Might be a good suggestion. 

What i did as a back up was that i had an ext4 partition of 53gb i copied my 20gb home folder there. 
And i then upgrated. (Finally know the difference with updating thanks)
Is that less secure? I guess a full harddrive failure could happen?

I would like to know how to do a \home partition without having to reinstall but this might be too much. 

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